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Indian cucumber-root [Medeola virginiana]

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Common Name: Indian cucumber-root
Scientic Name: Medeola virginiana
Colors: Green, Yellow
Months Appearing: May, June

1-2 feet high. Leaves in two sets of whorls.

Greenish-yellow flowers, nodding, project from upper whorl. Petals reflexed. Stamens red tinged. ~1/2 inch in diameter.

Edible rhizomes have a mild cucumber-like flavor.

Rich woods. 

May 31, Hall Lake, Chippewa Watershed Conservancy, Isabella County, Michigan.